Tuesday, February 23, 2010

e shiritori

i learned this new picture game recently from one of my students. shiritori is usually a word game. you say a word and then say another word beginning with the last letter of the previous word said. you can add themes to it too. we usually use 'food' as a theme a lot cause i'm super hungry in class all the time. e shiritori (picture shiritori) takes the game a step further by drawing pictures instead of just saying words. here are a few examples. my students all draw pretty well!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


here is another video by antonette. a tribute to our new italian greyhound puppy, rocky. check out her original post here.

antonette on the runway

antonette has been getting a few modeling gigs lately. here is a video she put together of her recent modeling job at a famous fashion school, here in nagoya. we should be getting a dvd of her going down the runway later. for now, watch this video of her and some friends getting dolled up by the fashion school students and check out her original post here.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

snow day

believe it or not these pics are from the 2nd floor view of ECC's headquarters in kanayama, nagoya. it's a residents, but also a "business." it's a holy place where couples bring their newborn children to get blessed. it also happens to be the home of one of my students. as you can see it snowed a good amount this morning during my commute to work. snow is still very mysterious to me because i grew up in florida. this is only my second winter in a place that snows.

the photos were taken and color processed entirely on my iphone using autostitch, camerabag and photo fx.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

antonette and takeshi

so i mentioned earlier last month that antonette was in an ad campaign with kitano takeshi along with a few other of our coworkers. this video is of the posters and billboards she appeared in all over town and on the trains and subway. check out the tv commercial if you havent already.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

what's in the bag?

here are some photos. all of them were taken, processed and uploaded through iphone apps only. the first pics are of my 10th floor class room by nagoya station and are made by using autostitch then color processed with camerabag all on the iphone. last few are made with hipstamatic. all photos were uploaded using flickr for iphone. shhuper shhweet!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Odani Misako 小谷 美紗子 - Who - Cover by Fatblueman

new addition to our new fatbluetube channel. this live performance was filmed friday, jan. 29th, 2010 at john's place and edited by yours truly. take a look. i recommend taking advantage of youtube's new 1080p HD option if your computer can handle it. also, check out this neat mobile video of them practicing i shot on my iphone just before their performance.